Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine (D) kept up his torrid fundraising pace by raising $2.2 million since Jan. 1, his campaign announced Tuesday morning.
Kaine now has $4.4 million cash on hand for his Senate race, according to the campaign, a substantial war chest for a non-incumbent candidate at this point. That means he spent nearly half of what he raised in the last quarter, $1.1 million, since his cash on hand at the end of the year was $3.3 million.
Kaine's strong fundraising likely stems in part from the network he built as head of the Democratic National Committee. Allen has also had strong fundraising quarters — he raised $1.1 million last quarter — but has been spending heavily, and netted only $200,000 last quarter.
The race is likely to be one of the most expensive in the country — outside groups on both sides have already been spending heavily on ads, and both Kaine and Allen now have super-PACs raising money to help their campaigns.